To get started on Navigate, you will need a crypto wallet. Wallets will store your tokens and other cryptocurrencies, and provide you with a unique, public wallet address. Currently, Navigate supports MetaMask as a wallet provider.
The MetaMask extension should be installed on your browser. If you don’t have the application installed, visit the link below for instructions on how to download it and create an account: https://metamask.io/
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Once MetaMask is installed and you are logged in to your account, make sure you are active on the Polygon Network.
You can add the network by clicking on ‘Add Network’ in the MetaMask extension dropdown menu. If you have not used the Polygon Network on your MetaMask account before, visit the link below for information on the network and how to add to your account: https://wiki.polygon.technology/docs/develop/metamask/config-polygon-on-metamask/#polygon-scan
Now that you have your MetaMask account active and have it set to the Polygon network, you are ready to connect to the Navigate Platform!
To do this, visit https://data.nvg8.io/ and click on “Get Started” or “Connect Wallet” on the home page.
Then, select your country of residence from the drop-down list. Please note, that Navigate is currently unable to offer our services to individuals in countries not listed in the drop-down list. Once a country is selected click on “Connect With MetaMask”.
Once your Wallet is connected, you will be navigated to your Dashboard. This dashboard is specific to your unique wallet address!
While only your wallet address is required to use the Navigate Platform, you can visit the profile page at any time to add a username, profile image, and email address. This step is totally optional!
Now that you have your Navigate account set up and you are ready to contribute, click on the “Upload New Data” tab in the dashboard.
Here you will see a box that will allows you to upload your datasets.
Once your data is ready to be uploaded, just drag and drop the files into the upload box. Your files will be shown like this:
Before submitting a “collection”, you can choose to add more images by clicking the ‘Add Files’ bottom at the end of the page, or remove images by using the ‘X’ button on the side of each file. When you are done with selecting your files and are ready to upload the collection, then click on the upload button.
Once your data has been uploaded, you can view your collection in your dashboard by clicking “Go To Your Uploads”.
You can see details of each collection by clicking on any dataset you uploaded. You will then see the status of your collection (pending, accepted, rejected, or partially accepted) and the metadata of each image you contributed.
Once your images have been reviewed, will also be able to see which images were accepted and/or rejected. Reasons for rejection can be seen by hovering over each specific image.
Once your images have been reviewed and accepted, you will be able to see the NVG8 tokens you earned for each accepted image!
Please note, it may take up to a few days for the status of the images to show-up on your dashboard, depending on the size of the upload. Once the status is Accepted and the images are approved, please allow up to 1 hour for the rewards to appear in your wallet.
Now, you can keep contributing and earning NVG8 tokens!
If you want to log out of the Navigate data upload web application, just simply disconnect your wallet. When you are ready to start contributing again, just reconnect the same MetaMask account!